The Counting of the Sheep



By Sigrid Weidenweber

Many years before the birth of Christ, perhaps, as far back as the time of Hammurabi, governments began counting their citizens. It was, and is, a very useful thing for a government to know the strength of its people. In those days, and for many centuries thereafter, not only people but also horses, cattle, sheep, camels and other livestock was counted. A count of horses was a particular requirement to ensure the cavalry was supplied in case of war.

So, it comes as no surprise that it is once again time to count the populace.

The next census is due in 2020 and the administration has ordered a revival of the custom of counting “undocumented” people in this country—a fact worth knowing, for they, the undocumented, supposedly cannot vote. As non-voting persons, their numbers inflate our voting districts, depriving citizens of proper representation.

Progressive Democrats in a high dudgeon are worrying that the illegal population will be intimidated by declaring their status. I know for a fact that persons of undocumented status do not worry about such matters. Perhaps those, having broken other laws, besides violating our border, do not want to be noticed. In 2000 the long-form census asked the question of citizenship, and participation declined by only 3.3%. Therefore, to me, a citizen with common sense, the academic and political sophistry in the arguments of the Democrats ring hollow.

We count every person’s race and color, men, women, children, elderly persons, married, single etcetera. So…why not non-citizens? Are politicians afraid that one could discover the financial drain and social services provided from the count? I leave you to draw your own conclusions.

As a legal citizen, I ask those Democrats bitterly protesting the counting of illegal persons, whose interests are you representing? Not the interests of ordinary persons, legal or otherwise. Exposed by progressive ire is the fact that a true count of citizens may cost these politicians House-seats in 2020, for many true citizens of California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and other democratic states have fled the overtaxed, slow-job-growth states.

The result? In the game of drawing and re-drawing House Congressional maps, a large showing of illegals versus legal, voting citizens would re-draw the maps and not to the liking of many politicians!

Sigrid Weidenweber

Sigrid Weidenweber

Sigrid Weidenweber grew up in communist East Berlin, escaping it using a French passport. Ms. Weindenweber holds a degree in medical technology as well as psychology and has course work in Anthropology.  She is co-founder of Aid for Afghans.  Weindenweber has traveled the world and lived with Pakistani Muslims, learning about the culture and religion. She is a published author and lecturer.

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